IBM Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Armonk, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Armonk, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Asked me about the project management process and how to tailor it to different projects and companies. Asked me about my under grad college. Wanted to know when I could start. Was told his expectations about the position; which is to say he would not make a commitment. Then he asked me to come on in.

    Interview Questions

    • They manager wanted to know if I was looking for a long term position of something to get started in.   Answer Question
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in October 2012.

    Interview

    Just had 1 phone interview

    Negotiation

    No no negotiation possible

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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at IBM (Durham, NC) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Behavioral based interview process. I worked on a part time loan for a department. They had an opening for a position and I applied on line. The hiring manager had me interview with his boss and convinced him that I was the right person for the job based on what I had already done in that role.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what you know about this specific technology, and how will you handle solving x problem.?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was an internal job move and a lateral move so there was no negotiation.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM in May 2012.

    Interview

    The application consisted out of pre-employment question and a rather lenghty assessment. After approx. 2 weeks I ahd one interviews which was followed by a panel interview with multiple Project Managers. Apporx. 2 weeks later I received the notice that i was accepted.

    Interview Questions

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    Advisory Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Columbia, MO) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Online screening, questionnaire, followed by telephonic Interview with Hiring Manager. And then another telephonic interview by the second line manager. Interviews themselves were easy; generic project management questions. Generic PM questions: background and about PM processes (schedule, cost, issue, risk management)

    Interview Questions

    • Generic PM questions: background and about PM processes (schedule, cost, issue, risk management)   Answer Question
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Washington, DC) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Interview process was extremely lengthy probably due to the fact that IBM carefully screens candidates. Went through 3 separate interviews first with one on one followed by group panel 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • How often would you be available for travel at a moment's notice?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The work location simply wasn't convenient in terms of commute. During the initial interview process there was no mention of the downtown location other than IBM had various sites from which to choose.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubuque, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at IBM (Dubuque, IA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    First you have to get through the resume 'filter'. Many will not. Once you do, at least in Dubuque, I had one interview & an offer (pending background check) before the end of the 1st interview. I should have been suspicious. They've been - over the years - really focused on bringing in bodies in to Dubuque.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to move to Dubuque?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about your project management experience.   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IBM (Delhi, IA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Initially staffing agency shortlisted and forwarded resume then a personal interview and then just 1 more final interview regarding package

    Interview Questions

    • Explain about your previous IT Project   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IBM (Boston, MA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    My last interview was internal, so moving laterally inside the company. It was fairly straightforward. He led off with general interest question, (where from, interests, etc). Most questions were about my previous roles, challenging situations I found my self in and how I resolved. Also some questions that appear to be HR scripted and required the box to be checked ("Do you like new technology", or something odd like that)

    Negotiation

    Internal interview, so lateral positions don't have much room to negotiate

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IBM in March 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview to discuss the position and work environment.

    Negotiation

    Not much to negotiate. Offer was "as is".

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